Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 c. organic unbleached un-enriched all natural white flour
1/2  c. organic whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
1/2 c. organic unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. Low-fat margarine or buttery spread  
1/2 c. white sugar  (can also use 1/2 c. Splenda)
3/4 c. brown sugar or preferred= organic Sucanat  (available at Whole Foods or other natural food stores; some mainline stores carry it also)
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Optional:  1/2 c. chopped walnuts or almonds
                 1/4 c. ground flax seeds

DIRECTIONS: Set oven to 375 degrees. Mix flours, baking soda and sea salt (and optional ground flax seed) – set aside. Mix applesauce, butter spread, sugar, sucanat and vanilla in large bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, mix in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls and bake on greased cookie sheet for 9 minutes. Makes 2 ½ to 3 dozen.

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